Ladies GAA

  • CHAMPIONS Dublin will face Donegal at home in the opening round of 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 Fixtures on Saturday, February 2.

    The Sky Blues are also the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title holders after a remarkable 2018 campaign saw them scoop a League and Championship Double.

    Dublin boss Mick Bohan has committed to another two years at the helm and he will now attempt to mastermind successful defences of his team’s high-profile crowns next year.

    TG4 All-Ireland Final runners-up Cork will also have home advantage in their first Lidl NFL Division 1 fixture of 2019.

    Ephie Fitzgerald’s side, who won the TG4 Munster Senior title in 2018, will entertain Connacht champions Galway – and that game is also pencilled in for Saturday, February 2.

    On Sunday, February 3, 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 runners-up Mayo welcome newly-promoted Tipperary to the West, while Westmeath have home advantage for their clash with Monaghan.

    Looking ahead, Dublin will have home advantage against Mayo on Saturday, February 23, in round 3, while the repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final between Dublin and Cork is pencilled in for Sunday, April 7, with Cork having home advantage in round 7.

    In Division 2, Clare will entertain Kerry in a Munster derby, Waterford host Wexford, Laois take on Armagh, and Tyrone, the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions, travel to Cavan for an all-Ulster clash in the opening round of fixtures.

    Division 3 of the 2019 Lidl NFL will see Sligo at home to Meath, Longford taking on Kildare, Offaly entertaining Down, and Roscommon at home to Wicklow in Round 1.

    And in Division 4, Limerick will meet Louth in a repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Final, which was won by the Shannonsiders, on the opening day.

    Elsewhere, Carlow entertain Kilkenny, Antrim are at home to Leitrim and Derry make the journey to Fermanagh.

    The Divisional semi-finals are fixed for the weekend of April 20/21, and the showpiece Finals will be decided over the weekend of May 4/5.

  • Mayo Senior Football League
    Division 1 
    Claremorris 2-17 
    Ballintubber 0-14

    Ladies Connacht U16 B Final 
    Mayo 6-20 
    Roscommon 2-08

    Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 4-18 
    Roscommon 0-08

  • Ladies All-Ireland U16 A Football Final 
    Galway 3-16 
    Kerry 3-12 

    Ladies All-Ireland U16 B Football Final 
    Mayo 11-14
    Laois 1-05 

    A sharp and clinical performance saw Mayo crowned All Ireland U16 B Champions for 2018, their first since 2010. Mayo led from the get-go with a stunning team performance at Duggan Park in Ballinsaloe. Unrelenting pressure on the Laois rearguard made it difficult for the O’Moore County to get a foothold in the game.

    Mayo scored an incredible eleven goals in total, the first eight coming in the opening half, two each from Louise Dowling, Ava Lambert, Leah Johnston and one each from Ciara Needham and Captain Tara Needham. Leah Johnston’s goals were put away with aplomb, both in the space of two minutes. However, absolute credit must go to the Laois keeper, Nadine Dempsey who made a string of impressive saves, including one to deny Louise Dowling. While Mayo did get the scoring plaudits, the Laois defence worked hard, wing backs Ciara Needham and Anna Lyons showing well for Mná Laoise. At half time though, Mayo had a convincing 8-05 to 0-02 lead.

    Undoubtedly, Laois had a mountain to climb in the second half and three points from the boot of Lisa Keane kept the scoreboard ticking for the O’Moore County women. However, Mayo continued their scoring prowess with Tara Needham, Louise Dowling and substitute Ciara Middleton all raising green flags. There was some consolation for Laois five minutes from time as substitute Orla Knowles buried the ball in the back of the Mayo net. However, it was too little too late and great scenes of celebration erupted as the referee blew the full-time whistle.

    Mayo scorers: Tara Needham 2-4 (0-1f), Louise Dowling 3-1, Ava Lambert 2-2, Leah Johnston 2-1, Ciara Needham & Ciara Middleton 1-1 each, Aoife Kennedy, Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley & Maria Cannon 0-1 each.

    Laois Scorers: Lisa Keane 0-4, Orla Knowles 1-0, Emily Lacey 0-1.

    MAYO: Abbiegayle Ronayne; Saoirse Lally, Áine Moffatt, Sherin El Massey; Ciara Needham, Aoife Geraghty, Anna Lyons; Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley; Aoife Kennedy, Louise Dowling, Leah Johnston; Finola Collins, Ava Lambert, Tara Needham.  

    Subs: Ciara Middleton for Finola Collins (HT), Maria Cannon for Dowling (47), Anita Mahon for Lyons (50), Katie Melvin for El Massey (52), Rachel Beale for Lambert (55)

    LAOIS: Nadine Dempsey; Leah Kelly, Sinéad Farrelly, Georgina Donovan; Grace Salmon, Sarah Larkin, Julia Cahill; Aishling Fitzpatrick, Jenny Murphy; Emily Lacey, Leah Tarpey, Orla Hennessy; Lisa Keane, Della Doherty, Gráinne Lalor.  

    Sub: Danielle Forbes for Donovan (21), Anna Lalor for Dempsey (HT), Kelly O’Neill for Lacey (35), Aoife Gallagher for Lalor (40), Orla Knowles for Tarpey (44)

    Referee: Shane Curley (Galway)

  • Ladies All-Ireland Minor A Final 
    Galway 5-07 
    Cork 2-15

    Minor B Final 
    Kildare 2-15 
    Roscommon 2-06

     

  • TG4 Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final 
    Galway 0-17 
    Mayo 1-12 

  • Ladies Connacht U16 A Final 
    Galway 5-12 
    Mayo 4-07

  • Ladies Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 3-11
    Mayo 2-08

  • Ladies Connacht U16 A Final 
    Galway 5-18 Mayo 1-08

  • TG4 Senior Ladies Quarter Final
    Galway 5-11 
    Mayo 0-12 

  • Lidl National Football League Division 1

    Galway 3-11 Westmeath 2-05


    Lidl National Football League Division 4

    Leitrim 1-08 Louth 2-10

  • Statement from Galway Ladies Senior management regarding Sunday's Connacht Final: 

    "The Galway Senior Ladies Football management expresses its dismay and disappointment and that the appointment by Connacht LGFA of former Mayo minor ladies football manager Gerry Carmody as referee for their Connacht senior final with Mayo at MacHale Park, Castlebar this Sunday stands as is.

    The decision by Connacht LGFA to dismiss Galway’s objection, we believe, calls not only the integrity of this year's Connacht final into question but also that of an administration which has shown a blatant disregard for Galway ladies football with this appointment and, indeed, the spirit of the game of ladies’ football.

    We would consequently call on LGFA and Croke Park to investigate this matter thoroughly, determining as to how such an appointment could be made, and take swift and appropriate action.

    This is the fifth consecutive year Galway must travel to MacHale Park for the provincial decider and the appointment of Mr. Carmody, who has mentored a number of the current Mayo senior players as Mayo minor boss between 2012 - 2013, is a gross error of judgement by Connacht LGFA.

    We recognise Mr. Carmody, who changed his inter-county designation from Mayo to Roscommon, is not to blame for this current predicament but, by the same token, it would be remiss of Galway senior ladies management, on behalf of our set-up, not to object to the appointment of someone who has represented Mayo as both a ladies’ football inter-county manager and as one of their designated referees over a number of years.

    Galway Ladies Board has informed us this morning that the appointment stands on two grounds – both of which we would dispute. The first is that Mr. Carmody changed his designation two years ago – which is irrelevant given his close association to Mayo. However, it is also untrue as the LGFA national website featured Mr. Carmody in a profile as ‘Mayo Referee’ in September 2016, which is less than two years ago.

    Secondly, Connacht LGFA assert that Mr. Carmody is the most qualified referee in Connacht. This may be the case but, in light of his previous history with Mayo, this doesn’t align with the spirit of the game.

    Indeed, we, as a management, would question why a referee with no affiliation to either of the competing counties could not have been selected for Sunday's game by Connacht LGFA.

    This is a regrettable situation. We had endeavoured to deal with this in a quieter manner by bringing our appeal to Connacht Council this week but the failure of this administration to satisfactorily address our concerns has forced us to take this issue into the public arena.

    We are disappointed that we have to do so and that we have to deal with this disruption in the week leading into the Connacht final. However, we would hope that by bringing this matter to light in the public domain that this decision would be reversed."

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-12 

    Lidl Ladies National Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-08 

     

  • Ladies All-Ireland Junior Final 
    Glanmire 1-22 
    Tourlestrane 3-11 

  • In ladies football, the All-Ireland club semi-finals will be played the weekend after next, with Kilkerrin /Clonberne of Galway hosting Mourneabbey of Cork at 1pm on Sunday 18th November in the Senior Club Championship semi-final.

    The other senior semi-final sees Foxrock Cabinteely of Dublin taking on Monaghan side Donaghmoyne.

     

    In the Intermediate club championship semi finals, Galway side St Brendan's of Ballygar take on Clontarf of Dublin on Sunday 18th with a venue yet to be confirmed.

     

    And Sligo's Tourlestrane will be in action in the Junior club semi-final on Sunday 18th against either Castleknock or Old Leighlin of Carlow  - the two sides will meet in the Leinster Final replay this Saturday to decide who goes forward to the semi-final.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Minor C Championship Final 

    Kiltimagh  1-14 Kilmeena 0-02   played  7/10

     

    Under 16 Div 2 League Final

    Castlebar Micthels 6-08  Hollymount 7-09   played 5/10

     

    Senior Championship Group A - catch up games 

    Carnacon 4-10 Castlebar MItchels 0-07 played 5/10

    Knockmore 2-09  Carnacon 1-04 played 7/10

     

    Senior Championship Semi Finals

    Knockmore V Burrishoole

    Moy Davitts V Carnacon  

    Next Sunday Oct 14th with time TBC 

     

     

    Intermediate Championship SF 

    Charlestown 3-04 Claremorris 1-06


    Final 

    Charlestown  V Westport - ICF - next weekend date and time TBC 

     

    Junior Semi-Finals

    Cill Chomain 4.-06  Ballyhaunis 1-06 

    Davitts 2-10 V Tuar Mhic Eadaigh  2-11

    Final next weekend date and time TBC

     

    Senior League Div 2 

    Swinford Killasser  3-09  Westport 1-05 

  • Saturday 3rd November:

    Junior Final: 1.00pm in Ballyhaunis GAA Pitch.

    Naomh Anna Leitir Moir (Galway) v Tourlestrane (Sligo)

    Senior Final: 3.30pm in Ballyhaunis GAA Pitch.

    Carnacon (Mayo) v Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway)

  • Connacht LGFA  Club Championship SF’s. Result 

     

    Jnr SF’s:

    Cill Chomain  2-02 v 1-18 Tourlestrane = Saturday 20th at 1.00pm Belmullet GAA Pitch.

     

    Naomh Anna Leitir Moir 2-13 v 2-12 St. Dominics = Sunday 21st at 2.00pm Ros an Mhil GAA Pitch.

     

    Int SF’s:

    St. Brendans 2-06 v 0-05 St. Nathys = Sunday 21st at 12.00noon Clonberne Sports Field.

     

    Westport 1-12 v 2-09 AET St. Marys Tulsk = Sunday 21st at 2.00pm Swinford Amenity Park.
    (Westport win the game following a scoring shootout)


    Snr SF:

    Kilkerrin/Clonberne 8-19 v 0-03 Kilbride = Sunday 21st at 2.30pm Clonberne Sports Field.

  • Two members of the All Ireland-winning Dublin side have been nominated for Ladies Footballer of the Year.

    Sinead Aherne is nominated for the third year running alongside Dublin team-mate Lyndsey Davey.

    They're joined on the shortlist by Cork captain Ciara O'Sullivan.

     

    The Intermediate nominees are Tyrone duo gemma Begley and Neamh Woods, along with Meath's Niamh O'Sullivan.

    While Limerick's Rebecca Delee and Cathy Mee are shortlisted for Junior Player of the Year with Louth's Kate Flood.

    The winners will be announced at the TG4 All Star Banquet at CityWest on December 1st.

     

  • Lidl National Football League Division 1

    Cork 1-12 Mayo 2-8

    Dublin 1-15 Galway 1-17

    Monaghan 1-10 Westmeath 0-11

    Donegal 6-11 Kerry 0-9

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 2

    Tyrone 6-9 Clare 2-9

    Waterford 4-9 Cavan 1-6

    Tipperary 4-19 Sligo 0-7

    Armagh 3-12 Laois 2-6

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 3

    Down 3-17 Kildare 4-13

    Longford 2-12 Offaly 2-12

    Wexford 3-12 Meath 2-6

    Roscommon 0-0 Leitrim CONC

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 4

    Wicklow 2-12 Fermanagh 1-8

    Antrim 0-6 Louth 0-8

    Kilkenny 0-6 Carlow 6-26

    Limerick 6-10 Derry 1-4

     

  • The All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Final has been fixed for Duggan Park in Ballinasloe On Sunday November 24th at 2pm.

     

    Crossmolina Lahardane MacHale Rovers will take on Cork & Munster Champions Donoughmore.